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Scrabo Tower, Newtownards, Co Down, N Ireland.

The landmark, which is visible from most of north Down, was built on a volcanic plug above the town in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry who was one of the Duke of Wellington’s generals during the Napoleonic Wars. The 3rd Marquis, or “Warring Charlie” as he was also known, inherited the title and family seat of Mount Stewart after his brother, the 2nd Marquis, committed suicide. The 2nd Marquis is better known as Viscount Castlereagh who served a term as Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

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Taken with my Nikon DSLR 3100 and edited in Photoshop CS5 using Topaz filters.

Exposure: 1/15sec
f-stop: f/14
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikor 18-55mm VR Lens.

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Belfast born and bred photographer now living out in Dundonald, Northern Ireland. Concentrating mainly on Land and Seascapes, Macro and Abstract, my work is shot both in colour and Black & White making use of Adobe Photoshop.

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Comments

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you very much!!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 2 years ago

    Splendid piece of work!!!

  • Thanks very much John!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 2 years ago

    fine image great work

  • Cheers Martina!!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • c-jay
    c-jayover 2 years ago

    Fantastic work Chris

  • Cheers c-jay!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 2 years ago

    Superb work Chris..cheers mate.

  • Cheers for that!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • wow brilliant! Thanks so much Francis!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 2 years ago

    Fascinating image. Love the composition and the colours. Just wonderful.

  • Thanks very much Hany!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 2 years ago

    Beautiful, super shot …

  • Many thanks Tom!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillover 2 years ago

    Wow! Gorgeous! And I bet they do not have an elevator….. ;-D

    Jan

  • Cheers Jan! haha no unfortunately they dont have one!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Cat Perkinton
    Cat Perkintonover 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks so much Rinky!

    – Chris Cardwell

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